Tag Archive: Leadership Development

How to Navigate Ambiguity and Uncertainty

Uncertainty finds comfort in nostalgia. Those who run from ambiguity and uncertainty are bound to repeat the past. Uncertainty and humility: The higher you go in organizational life, the lower your tolerance for… Continue reading

The Complete List for Getting Buy-In From Senior Leadership

Senior leaders have authority to authorize action and provide resources. You’ll go further with buy-in from higher-ups. The complete list for getting buy-in from senior leadership: #1. Rash requests don’t impress. Don’t rush… Continue reading

How to Make Meaningful Change

It takes no courage to stand aloof and complain. Do you wish to lead? Change something. #1. Accept the messy. Acceptance isn’t approval. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step… Continue reading

When to Give a Second Chance and When to Draw the Line

I give second chances reluctantly. I don’t want you on my team if you don’t work hard and bring your best. Drifters, excuse-makers, and blamers freak me out. They don’t deserve second chances.… Continue reading

7 Ways to Find Your Breakthrough Moment

Breakthroughs are rare when you avoid where they happen. #1. Breakthroughs happen when you accept ignorance. You wouldn’t need a breakthrough if you already knew what to do. Ignorance is the hinge where… Continue reading

Strategies for Dealing with Defensive Employees

Feedback is wasted on Mr. Defensive. He closes his mind to anything that feels threatening.  The chronically defensive can’t benefit from helpful suggestions or constructive feedback. Strategies of Mr. Defensive: The moment you… Continue reading